: : Hi Terry:
: : What an excellent site. Lots of good info. After we flush our downstairs toilet, there is a loud noise which stops if you open the cold water tap in the sink next to the toilet. Once the tank has filled, the sound stops. Could you point me in the direction of a solution to this annoying problem. Thanking you in advance, David
: Here is some previous writtings on this problem:
: My husband replaced the inside things in the tank of the toilet, and now when it is flushed it sounds like a tuba
: in the walls. I'm growing tried of the tune. HELP !!!!! Sherri
: Sherri:---Tell your Husband that "Tuba Toilets" are passe and tacky. Insist that he take the nuisance noisemaker back to
: whence he got it forth with. There are excellent bargains to be had by the watchful buyer. A "Silver Flute" or possibly an
: authentic "Penny Whistle" might be more appealing to Madames impeccable tastes?
: For those however who consider silence "Golden", you should instruct your husband to purchase a ballcock of known quality
: lest he invite unwanted
: noises to emanate from the bathroom.
: Just one thing before you send your Lord of the Manor on this quest for a quiet flushing loo.
: Ascertain that he has in fact fully opened the water supply valve to the "China Throne"..Bud..
: WHY IS THE PIPES IN MY TOLIET AREA VIBRATING AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY? IT SOUNDS
: LIKE THE TITANIC.
: IT DRIVES ME CRAZY! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. ANGIE
: Your Titanic toilet is leaking at the flapper. Replace the flapper with a good quality 5-year flapper, and replace the fill valve
: (ballcock). When replacing the fill valve, get a new supply tube.
: Loose rubber washers cause noises like you mention. (fill valve) The fact that the noises occur throughout the day, indicates that
: the water level in the tank is dropping, (leaking flapper) Terry
: Angie:--Terry Love has furnished you first class advice on your TITANIC problem. He did however overlook a very very
: important thing.
: Until the repairs have been completed on your toilet, you must insist that all users wear a life jacket and carry a flare
: And even though the toilet sounds like a foghorn, don't get the idea that the sound will keep icebergs away. I've seen icebergs
: smash right into toilets at night. I would keep the night light on, it could get rather messy.